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West Alabama Transit Committee december 2018 Meeting

The West Alabama Transit Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Tuscaloosa Intermodal Facility (601 23rd Avenue, Tuscaloosa). The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the update of the coordinated transit plan for the west Alabama area. Federal regulations require a coordinated transit plan be in place prior to the use of certain federal transit funds.

Agenda
1. Review plan update schedule
2. Discuss transit surveys
3. Review/correct the needs and barriers section of plan
4. Review/correct the funding section of plan
5. Verify next meeting date

Any agency that intends to pursue a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 - Elderly and Disabled Program, Section 5311 - Nonurbanized Program, Section 5316 - Job Access and Reverse Commute Program, or Section 5317 - New Freedom Program grant must participate in the plan development.

The plan is a cooperative effort between the Tuscaloosa Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the West Alabama Rural Planning Organization (RPO). The MPO and RPO staff will develop the plan with the assistance of the West Alabama Transit Committee. Anyone with an interest in transit service is encouraged to attend the meeting and participate in the plan development.

The meeting is open to the public.Anyone requiring special assistance should contact the WARC at least 48 hours prior to the day of the meeting.For special assistance, call the WARC at 333-2990.

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Tuscaloosa Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
December 2018 Meetings

The Tuscaloosa Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold the following meetings:

  1. Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee (BPC), Monday, December 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

  2. Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC), Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 5:00 p.m.

  3. Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC), Thursday, December 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

  4. Metropolitan Planning Organization (Policy Committee), Monday, December 17, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

The meetings will be held at the West Alabama Regional Commission (WARC), 4200 Highway 69 North, Northport. The public is encouraged to attend and participate. Anyone requiring special assistance should contact the WARC at least 48 hours prior to the meeting (205-333-2990 or david.norris@westal.org).

Items that will be discussed at the meetings include: (1) proposed amendment for the Fiscal Years 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP); (2) the 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) financial plan; (3) the 2045 LRTP draft project list; (4) the West Alabama Coordinated Public Transit Plan 2019 resource assessment, needs, and barrier report; and (5) Performance measure targets for 2019. The initial meeting packets are available at https://www.warc.info/mpo-meetings/.

Proposed TIP Amendment

  • (Cost Increase) 100066961 US-82 (SR-6) from East of Bel Aire Estates to just east of 5th Street (Northport) - Resurfacing, planing, patching, and various safety improvements; FM; 2/22/2019; Initial estimate: $2,596,140; Second estimate: $5,513,446.92; Third estimate: $6,264,929.74

The public can comment on the proposed TIP amendment at any of the MPO committee meetings, by mail (at the address in the header), e-mail (david.norris@westal.org), telephone (205-333-2990, x 213), or fax (205-333-2713). Public comments regarding the proposed amendments will be accepted until December 7, 2018, unless submitted at one of the December MPO committee meetings.

The MPO Policy Committee plans how federal highway and transit funds are spent in Tuscaloosa County. The MPO Policy Committee is served by three advisory committees: the BPC, CTAC, and the TCC. The BPC was formed to assist the MPO with bicycle and pedestrian issues. The CTAC provides active and on-going public participation. The TCC, composed of engineers and planners, provides technical guidance to the Policy Committee.